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Wireless Router Suggestions

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  • Started 1 year ago by cas34
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cas34
cas34
Posts: 361

Hi,

I am looking to buy a new router as mine is a bit dated and I was hoping you could give me some advice. The criteria I am aiming for is:

1. Under £40
2. Has wireless n
3. Has good speed rating for downloads and streaming.
4. Has good security such as filtering, encryption and firewall.
5. Reliable
6. Decent Warranty

I don't mind if it is second hand as long as it is from a reliable seller that you can return the product if you encounter any initial problems.

Cheers :)

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

I recently bought a Netgear N router for $40 from BestBuy. Study the Sunday ads for sales.

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cas34
cas34
Posts: 361

What model was it?

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nosparks
Posts: 148

I'm not in your part of the world but I would buy something (probably used) that is on the dd-wrt list http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/ind.....d_Devices. That third party firmware is superb.

In my area the isp are supplying customers with wireless routers so there seems to be a lot of second hand routers in thrift shops, garage sales, etc.

Posted 1 year ago
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cas34
cas34
Posts: 361

I was looking at this one, would appreciate some advice. :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgea.....roduct_top

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-.....B001AZP8EW I have been using this one for awhile now without problems. The lifetime warranty on the one you posted and this one is a big plus.

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cas34
cas34
Posts: 361

What speeds are you getting from it? I know it says up to 300mb/s but I suspect you don't get the maximum.

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warlock
warlock
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This is what I got, ( ping55ms, 25.17 mb/s download, 3.66 mb/s upload.) Depends on IP provider also. I don't think you will see 300mb/s unless maybe between transfer in a home network. Speed here is fine for me others here may have better idea for you.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

The speed obtainable from your machine to router should, in most cases, reach 300mbps, useful when sharing over your network, but does not affect your ISP driven speed.

So, real downloading / streaming is governed by your ISP.

To see what you are getting for your bucks use this; http://www.speedtest.net/

If it seems pretty low according to your package deal it might worth calling them complaining, it might kickstart them into cracking up the speed.

Mike

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cas34
cas34
Posts: 361

Thanks guys that was really helpful. :)

I think I will go with the netgear I posted seeing as I should get close to the 300mbps between PC's in my home network and I shall use 1 PC for storing my movies and music and the other PCs can stream the files from that one.

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cwcarlson
Posts: 1

I'm glad you're headed for NETGEAR. I have had nothing but success and ease of use with NETGEAR. I've also been happy with D-LINK.

I only write this for others. I've had a lot of disappointment with Linksys. It has failed on me many times, and it doesn't seem to have the features that I like (logging, to be one). If you still want Linksys, be aware that they are Cisco. Check this info: http://arstechnica.com/informa.....d-service/

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jitendrasangai
Posts: 9

Buy Belkin ... very cheap

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

You're right. Not just inexpensive but, cheap.

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